Learn how to create "flavor zones" by grouping similar plants in the same sections; this garden will include French, Greek, Italian, Asian, and South of the Border zones.
French Flavor Zone
Greek Flavor Zone
Italian Flavor Zone
Asian Flavor Zone
Cinnamon and Purple Basils
South of the Border Flavor Zone
Small pepper plants
Pine mulch has a nice color and texture that complement the colors in the garden and contrast with the starkness of the steppingstones. As the pine mulch breaks down, it will add more organic material to the garden. Once the mulch is smoothed out, water the entire garden.
Place them along the edge of the Asian and Greek zones since mint goes well with both.
You can make a simple table by turning a ceramic or terra-cotta pot upside down and topping with a piece of glass or slate. Now you have a table large enough to hold a glass of your favorite beverage -- maybe even a snack made with some of your fresh herbs.
Consider growing these herbs that can make do on four or fewer hours of sun each day.
Grow Your Own Herbs
A master gardener explains why there is no better way to dabble in cuisine than by growing your own herbs.
Nursery Shopping List
Learn about 21 plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.
You can learn a lot about a plant simply by studying its label.
A Passion for Purple: The Lavender Farm
DIY's The Dirt on Gardening visits The Lavender Farm, a family-run farm in central California dedicated to one famously fragrant flower.
Eggplant comes in many shapes and colors, the most common color being dark purple. But white-skinned varieties are tasty and easy to grow, and they give a garden a special twist.
Learn about 11 plant varieties and the planting information for each.
Tree Shopping List
Learn about several tree varieties and the planting information for each zone.
Tips for Creating an Herb Garden
Many people love not only how fresh herbs taste, but also the way they look and smell in the garden. Learn how to use herbs to create a garden that looks great year round, even when it's not full of summer herbs.
Some Tips for Sensible Herb Planting
Herbs should be planted where they can get 4 to 6 hours of sun each day.
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